James Campbell has announced the following changes approved by the Shelby Savings Bank board of directors. The changes were effective March 27, 2012.
James Campbell has assumed the status of Chairman Emeritus
A graduate of Center High School and Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College, Mr. Campbell spent time in the Army before he and his wife, Mona, settled down in Shelby County to begin a long, diversified career and start a family. He began developing Campbell’s Portable Buildings and later expanded with the founding of J-D Port-A-Cool and General Shelters. During this time he served as a director for Jasper Production Credit and chairman of the board of the First National Bank in Center. He has also served as president of the Stephen F. Austin Alumni Foundation and was honored as a Distinguished Alumni. In addition, Mr. Campbell served as president of the Livestock Marketing Association of Texas. Community organization affiliations include: president of the Rotary Club of Center where he received the Paul Harris Fellow Award, Ducks Unlimited where he was honored with the Silver Sprig Award, Shelby County Sheriffs Posse, Friend of 4-H, Shelby County Historical Society, Sharon Temple of Tyler, and the Deep East Texas Council of Governments where he was honored as East Texan of the Year. Mr. Campbell was a founding member of the Shelby County Savings Association board and was elected chairman of the board in 1979. After 33 years of service, he has retired as chairman and is now named chairman emeritus. Although he is retiring as chairman, Mr. Campbell is remaining on the board of directors and several board committees.
“This is a dynamic and resilient bank, blessed with superior talent, a strong portfolio of assets, and a dedicated and experienced management team. During my tenure, we tackled numerous challenges with a steadfast commitment to the best long-term interests of our customers. I am proud of the work we have done as a board over these many years. I am confident that our board will continue to provide the bank with valued guidance and continued growth for years to come.”
Gail Cuculic has assumed the status of Vice Chairman Emeritus
Joining the bank in 1985, Mr. Cuculic brought years of financial experience to tackle the job of president. In 1994, he retired from the bank and became vice chairman of the board. A graduate of the University of Texas, he opened his own accounting practice in Center. He then became controller and financial officer of Rite Care Corp. Later, he became vice president of Universal de Valores, S.A. in Yucatan, Mexico. This company owned and operated feed mills, hatcheries and egg production facilities in several areas of Mexico. He and his late wife, Toopie, left Mexico in 1977 and returned to Texas so he could become president and general manager of Enco Insulation, Inc. in Houston.
“We were living in Houston when James Campbell and other members of the board invited me to join Shelby Savings Bank. Because we were eager to return to Center, we accepted his offer. It was a good decision for me and my family. One I’ve never regretted.”
Mr. Cuculic is a member of First Methodist Church and the Center Rotary Club. He has received the Rotary Club Paul Harris Fellow Award. Mr. Cuculic’s past affiliations include Center Lions Club secretary/treasurer, Center Flying Club, Center Country Club director, Center City Council member and Roughrider Scholarship Foundation secretary. He and his wife, Janie, hope to have more time now to spend with their combined family of 60+ members! He will remain on the board of directors and on several board committees.
Rick Campbell has been elected Chairman
“I’m looking forward to taking on an expanded role with the bank and contributing to its continued success. In banking, it’s all about relationships. It’s about truly being a financial partner to your customers, fully understanding their needs, gaining their respect, then helping them achieve their goals.”
Mr. Campbell is active in many community and conservation organizations such as Ducks Unlimited, Bone Hill Foundation chairman, and he serves currently as Shelby County Judge. He is a past member of the Center ISD board of trustees and previously served as co-owner of Center Livestock Company and Port-A-Cool. He has served on the board of Shelby Savings Bank since 1996. Mr. Campbell received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Tyler. He and his wife, Rachel, have five children and reside in Center.
John Snider has been elected Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Snider serves on the board of the Texas Bankers Association, is a member of the Texas Bankers Association executive committee, serves as vice chairman of the Texas Bankers Association Government Relations Council, and is a member of the American Bankers Association Membership Council. Mr. Snider was appointed to the Texas Finance Commission twice by Governor Bush and once by Governor Perry. He served eleven years on the commission including three years as chairman. He has more than 40 years of banking experience. Prior to joining Shelby Savings Bank, he served as president/COO of Southern Savings and Loan Association in Brownwood and president/CEO of Sabine Valley Savings and Loan Association in Center. A native of Big Spring, Texas, he earned his BA Degree in political science from Howard Payne University. Mr. Snider and his wife, Elaine, have two children and two grandchildren. He has long been a business and community leader on the local level. Civic organizations include chairman of the Center Economic Development Corporation, board member of the Center Economic Development Foundation, member of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee and the Agriculture Committee. Additionally, he is past chairman of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and past president of the Center Noon Lions Club. Mr. Snider is a past recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, given by the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, and also received the Friend of 4H Award.
"They say time flies when you are having fun, and I guess as fast as the last 20-plus years have gone by we must have had a lot of fun. That being said, it is enjoyable to work for a board that is active and participates in the business, to have a great group of fellow officers and employees to work with, and to serve a great community. Shelby Savings Bank is the type of community bank many people would love to work for. I have been one of the lucky ones who has actually had that opportunity."
Sammy Dance has been elected Secretary
Mr. Dance was one of the founders of Shelby County Savings Association. Since that time, he became a director and later chairman of the audit committee. He earned his BBA degree from Stephen F. Austin and upon graduation, assumed management of Dance Furniture and Appliance. Mr. Dance is past president of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce where he was honored as Young Citizen of the Year and is active in the Center Lions Club. He was also appointed by Governors Bush and Perry to serve two terms on the Sabine River Authority. Mr. Dance and his wife, Barbara, are members of the First United Methodist Church. They have three sons, two who are successful businessmen here in Center.The other served in the Navy and currently lives in the Philippines.
“Twenty-seven years ago, James Campbell asked me if I would like to help organize a savings and loan in Center. I accepted and the rest is history.”
Will Lucas has been elected President/Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Lucas joined Shelby Savings Bank in the fall of 1998 as a loan officer and later became executive vice president and member of the board of directors. He received a Bachelors Degree from Stephen F. Austin in business management in 1992. Lucas also received a graduate degree in banking from Southern Methodist University. He and his wife Kelly have two children, Ashton and Alec, and are members of the First United Methodist Church of Center. His parents, Claude and Bonnie Lucas, own and operate a farm in the Short Community. He currently serves as chairman of the Texas Bankers Association Foundation. In addition, he is secretary of The Bone Hill Foundation and a member of the Shelby County Cookers. Mr. Lucas is past president and board member of the Center Rotary Club and past board member of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, where he was honored with the “Young Citizen of the Year” award.
“I’m looking forward to taking on an expanded role and contributing to the continued success of the bank. In my opinion, Shelby Savings Bank excels at relationship banking, and I look forward to developing that strength throughout our markets.”
Ed Johnson has been promoted to Senior Vice President
Mr. Johnson is a native of Shelby County and grew up working on his family’s farm. He continues to be active in agriculture by operating his own poultry farm. He has a Master’s Degree from Stephen F. Austin, and he began his career as County Extension Agent in Newton County. Bringing that experience with him, he joined the bank in 2006 as a loan officer. In addition to lending, he is active in the community, being involved as past president of the Center Rotary Club, a Center Softball Association member, and a member of the Shelby County Cookers. Mr. Johnson and his wife, Kim, have three children.
“I consider it an honor and privilege to work for an institution such as Shelby Savings Bank. I am thankful for the opportunity the bank has given me in my career, and I look forward to the tasks and challenges that lie ahead.”
The other members of the board of directors are Lynn Hartt, Lisa McAdams, Donald Monroe and Dr. Dixon Golden.
From our beginning in 1979, Shelby Savings Bank has developed a reputation of financial strength, friendly service, and excellence in customer satisfaction. We are committed to Shelby, San Augustine, and Sabine counties by providing modern, professional, and convenient banking services from hometown people.
Shelby Savings Bank endeavors to remain an independent, financially strong, locally-managed bank focused on friendly service to our local area and governed by a board of directors comprised of prominent community leaders.